The area is generally not affected by tropical storms and typhoons as it is located outside the Philippine Typhoon Belt.
Temperature ranges from 22.2 to 32.9 °C (72.0 to 91.2 °F).
The prevailing winds are the southwest wind that blow from over the sea during dry seasons going northeast, and the trade winds brought from the mountain ranges.
Rainfall distribution is moderate from 2,500 to 3,000 millimetres (98 to 118 in) annually.
Christian settlers started arriving in the early part of the 20th century, most of which came from Cebu as evident on the veneration of the Santo Niño de Cebú.
; Chavacano: Ciudad de Pagadian), or simply referred to as Pagadian City, is a 2nd class city and capital of the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 199,060 people. Pagadian City is the second largest city in the region, after the independent city of Zamboanga.
Pagadian became a municipality through Executive Order 77 due to the eager initiative of then Assemblyman Juan S.
Alano, with the Jose Sanson appointed as acting mayor. was elected as the first officially elected municipal mayor after the regular elections.